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Decathlon vs. Pentathlon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Decathlon and Pentathlon is that the Decathlon is a athletic track and field competition and Pentathlon is a combined sporting event of five contests

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  • Decathlon (noun)

    An athletic contest consisting of ten events which includes sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing over a span of two days.

  • Decathlon (noun)

    A contest in science and math proving skill.

  • Pentathlon (noun)

    An ancient athletics discipline, featuring five events: stadion, wrestling, long jump, javelin and discus

  • Pentathlon (noun)

    Modern pentathlon.

Wiktionary
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  • Decathlon (noun)

    In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest consisting of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot, a running high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a 1500-meter run.

  • Pentathlon (noun)

    A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.

  • Pentathlon (noun)

    In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Decathlon (noun)

    an athletic contest consisting of ten different events

  • Pentathlon (noun)

    an athletic contest consisting of five different events

Princeton's WordNet

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